I can’t deny the fact that I want to succeed in my every undertaking. In school, I do give my all and my best at every opportunity for recognition and self-satisfaction. I persevere because every synapse in my brain believes that success is winning, and winning is never quitting.
I live a life of planning and doing the things believe are good for me and for my future. I grow up, each and every year, trying to outdo myself and filling what I lack in the name of success. I bury myself in books to pick up knowledge and drown myself in frustration when I can’t easily grasp an idea. Often, I am too consumed with my own success that I see myself as a failure.
It was only when I read 8 Secrets of the Truly Rich by Bo Sanchez (upon recommendation of a professor) that I realized I won’t ever reap the fruits of success if I cannot balance and win in seven areas. Prior to this, I have actually read some inspirational books but I put all learnings at bay. This time, I put all thoughts to heart. I believe it is worth sharing so here’s the list:
Strengthen your relationships
Relationships can be the most meaningful part of people’s lives. If you’re as wrapped up in yourself as I am, or if you’re too preoccupied that you don’t realize or care about what’s going with the people around you, then you need to work on your relationships with others. Stay connected with your loved ones, befriend more people, for in some ways these people will help you along your way to success.
Grow in emotional maturity
According to www.yourdictionary.com, emotional maturity is how well you are able to respond to situations, control your emotions, and behave in an adult manner when dealing with others. If you are an ill-tempered person like me (I sincerely hope not) who always wants things to go your way, you won’t grow in emotional maturity. I am actually working on it, learning that patience and understanding in dealing with things and people makes a difference.
Use your core gift
What is it that you know you are good at? Both your talent and skill may define who you are but may mean nothing when you keep it within yourself. Whatever it is that you excel at, share it with others. Not only will it help you boost confidence but it will also help you build relationships.
Get physically healthy
Keep yourself busy and in shape with physical activities. Live a healthy lifestyle to sustain your energy throughout the day. When you’re loaded with energy, the enthusiasm you have will help attract good vibes. What happens when you feel lethargic all day long? Just dullness and boredom. So keep moving!
No single day is the same as the past or the future. For every experience that you encounter every day, learn something from it. The knowledge that you’ll gain from every experiences helps you attain a good sense of judgment.
Build your money
Double or triple the initial amount that you have on hand by investing in a business. Aside from your primary income, get into other sidelines. With online businesses growing, you can start a business with not much capital simply by being a reseller or selling your pre-loved items through buy and sell websites like www.olx.ph. You can sell your self-made poems at Amazon, or you can also do direct selling like that of Natasha, MSE, and Red Logo.
Nourish your spiritual life
Do not rely on your own understanding; seek guidance. You can involve yourself in many things, such as ministries to enlighten you. At least, even for one day, detach yourself from worldly temptations.
Remember that every individual is unique in their own way. You need not compare and compete with others but yourself. Thus, it’s about you beating your own daily record! As Bo Sanchez puts it, “Compete with yourself and as long as you reach your standards, proclaim yourself a success.”
Remember, every individual is unique in their own way. You need not compare and compete with others but yourself. Thus, you have to beat your own daily record!